Whitetail Doe And Fawn Closeup

Whitetail Doe With Fawn - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

Whitetail Doe With Fawn - Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge - Oklahoma

I photographed this Whitetail Doe and Fawn at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma back in August 2018. They were both grooming each other before they bedded down for the morning.


How I Got The Shot - Whitetail Doe and Fawn

Both of these deer were close to the road, but they were in a dark wooded area. It was so dark where they were that I almost didn't photograph them at all. I thought since they would feel the frame of my camera that I could get by with a high ISO and the noise wouldn't be so bad. It's not often I can get this close to Deer in my pickup anymore since the Refuge put new gravel on the roads.

I was using my Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera with the Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens on a beanbag. I was shooting from my pickup window. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/100 of a second at f5.6 and the ISO at 2000. White Balance was set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering. I was also worried about shooting at such a low shutter speed. I am really surprised that this photo turned out as well as it did.

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